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Enhancing Supplier Partnership

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Enhancing Supplier Partnership

HK Electric works in partnership with our suppliers for mutual benefits. We share our values and vision with our suppliers in the operation of our business and supporting the sustainable development of the community. We believe in the importance of encouraging our staff and suppliers to adhere to a high standard of integrity when conducting business. Our Code of Practice for Suppliers (the "Code") outlines the ethical, human and labour rights, health and safety, and environment protection standards for domestic and international suppliers, contractors, and consultants (collectively as "Suppliers") of the Company.

Suppliers are expected to follow the Code as well as to communicate it to their employees. They are also encouraged to report their Corporate Social Responsibility performance and influence their business partners in their supply chain to follow the Code so far as practicable.

Ethical Standards

Suppliers should pursue the following ethical standards for all business transactions, including:

  • Compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
  • Respect for Intellectual Property Rights;
  • Non-disclosure of confidential information;
  • Fair business and competition, and anti-collusion; and
  • Prevention of bribery or conflict of interest.

Human and Labour Rights

Suppliers should honour human and labour rights, including:

  • Child and forced labour is unacceptable in its operations;
  • Wages and working hours should meet requirements set by local laws;
  • Anti-discrimination policies should be in place and adhered to;
  • No harsh or inhumane treatment;
  • Freedom of association should be supported; and
  • Support of fair-trade products.

Health and Safety

Suppliers should implement an effective management system to maintain a clean, safe, and healthy workplace in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Occupational health and safety policies should be in place to ensure the good health and safety of employees. Appropriate health and safety training should also be provided.

Environmental Protection

Suppliers should encourage practices to conserve natural resources and to improve the environment, these efforts should include:

  • Implementing environmental policies;
  • Preventing pollution and reducing use of natural resources;
  • Operating energy-efficient schemes;
  • Adhering to local environmental regulations; and
  • Implementing low carbon and sustainability initiatives.